San Patricio in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Dougherty House
Educated at St. Mary's College, Kentucky, Dougherty worked as a journalist and merchant before settling in Texas, here marrying Rachel Sullivan. In 1867-1874, he was principal, Hidalgo Seminary, Corpus Christi. Built his school here on Round Lake, near wife's family, 1876. He taught geography, history, mathematics, Latin, Greek, classical literature and Gaelic—subjects rare in that era.
His seven children all began their careers as teachers.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6342.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 27° 57.343′ N, 97° 46.328′ W. Marker is in San Patricio, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 666) and Nopal Street (County Route 60), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathis TX 78368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Saint Patrick's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Education in San Patricio (about 600 feet away); Battle of San Patricio (approx. ¼ mile away); Josepha Rodriguez (approx. ¼ mile away); San Patricio de Hibernia (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Cemetery on the Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); White Point / Rosita (approx. 11.6 miles away); Early Odem Area Schools (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Patricio.
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